Ordinance Enforcement/ Animal Control
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What is the purpose of having ordinances in the City of Dearborn Heights?
Ordinances are adopted to protect and promote the health, safety, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of residents and businesses in the City. More specifically ordinances ensure Dearborn Heights continues to be a clean, safe and desirable community, protecting your investment as a home or business owner in the City. As the spring and summer months move forward, we will continue to work with our residents to resolve ordinance related issues.
Residents are encouraged to report ordinance violations in their neighborhood. This can be done by calling the Ordinance Department directly at 313-791-3497, or by submitting a request form by clicking here.
All residents are encouraged to to review the City's ordinances by visiting the “Ordinances Online” link in the City Government tab.
FOR ALL ANIMAL EMERGENCIES such as a dog or cat at large or injured animals, please contact the Police Department at 313-277-6770.
The City of Dearborn Heights uses Michigan Humane Society-Westland for stray animal holding. If you have a lost animal in Dearborn Heights, you may contact MHS at (734) 721-7300 to inquire about your lost pet, or visit them at 900 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland, MI 48135.